I have suffered from cholinergic urticaria for over 2 years. I would break out in hives anytime I entered a warmer temperature, such as walking out of class into the desert sun, or when I would become embarrassed or having an emotional shock. For example, I missed 3 weeks of lecture and the first day I went back I found out I had a test the next day resulting in a break out of hives.
Anyway, I have also been in a deep depression the past few months and started taking Celexa a month ago. A few days after starting the medicine, I noticed my hives completely went away. Although the meds haven’t helped my depression, the cholinergic urticaria has not returned.
I am not 100% sure this was what stopped the hives but I figured it was worth posting.